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My Dream of Heaven

4.34  ·  Rating Details  ·  256 Ratings  ·  36 Reviews
This nineteenth century classic inspires the reader with new confidence and excitement about an eternal home and reunion with loved ones gone on before. It contains two missing chapters that have not appeared in print in over 100 years!The words of the author, Rebecca Ruter Springer, set the stage for this classic treasure from the original 1898 version. Within the pages o ...more
Hardcover, 170 pages
Published May 25th 2002 by Harrison House (first published 1940)
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Sarah Durham
Aug 27, 2008 Sarah Durham rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Someone handed me this book just before the death of my mother. The lovely images it paints has helped me so much through the grieving process after her death. It may not be for everyone; but it helped me realize that her life here didn't suddenly end and then begin anew in heaven; but that her life there is just a continuation of her life here. Her mortal shell returned to dust; but her soul, with all her gifts and talents, stepped into devine bliss. She is still "working" to the glory of God; ...more
Janine Mcneal
Feb 18, 2013 Janine Mcneal rated it it was amazing
I've read this book 3 times in the last 10 years & will again. It renews my outlook on everyday life every time I read it. It still ranks as my favorite book.
Stacie Salvo
Feb 18, 2015 Stacie Salvo rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A reminder of Jesus

This story is a beautiful depiction of what God has in store for those who love Him. I cried for joy when I read it. Regardless if this is just her dream or not, I can hardly imagine a more perfect eternal home with our savior Jesus Christ.
Traci Jones
Aug 17, 2009 Traci Jones rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
THe first really good book about heaven that I had found several years ago right after my step father was killed in an accident. I highly recommend it for books about heaven. Very comforting and insightful.
Robin Norman
Nov 06, 2011 Robin Norman rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My all-time favorite book to read in times of grief or struggle. I've read it several times and send it to friends and family who are struggling with the death of a loved one.
Apr 14, 2008 Karen is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
I woman's vision of Heaven. Made me wonder what Dad experienced when he entered Heaven. Did he see and do the same things as this woman?
Jan 03, 2015 Sally rated it really liked it
Beautiful, interesting read. Great reminder of what our purpose here really is. Something that I should probably read every few years.
I love the intensity, but also familiarity between her and Jesus. Especially the analogy of thinking of Him like an older brother whom you adore.

It's difficult for me to wrap my brain around how she describes a lot of heavenly life, but I think that's why reading these kind of books is important: to remember that there is so much more to life than this life.
Aug 18, 2014 Yvonne rated it it was amazing
Oh, the beauty of Heaven! After reading this all I could think was "I'm ready to go" if heaven is like this. Whether one believes this is the vision revealed to the author or if she was actually there, this little book written over one hundred years ago, captures your imagination as to God's revelation from scripture. This was loaned to me by by my Bible teacher because of a friend who is terminally ill. This should be read by all as it gives peace to ones soul. I will gift it to others as the b ...more
Jovy Thomas
May 11, 2014 Jovy Thomas rated it it was amazing
I am very glad that I found this when I was searching for an inspirational christian book for my mother. Happiness was filling my heart and I was smiling most of the time, as I read it. The book strengthens our hope and faith in eternal life. My mother also loved the book and kept re-reading it. :)
Springer, writing in 1898, makes no claims to revelation or prophecy, only a powerful dream/vision she experienced while in the throes
of a life-threatening health crisis. As such, her book is an interesting read that may or may not tell us a little about the
next life. She paints amazing pictures of the refreshment of heaven and the sweetness of fellowship, but I found a few areas
that didn't square with Scripture. For example, her experience of ongoing "marriage" in heaven is at odds with what Je
Michael Garreffa`
Jun 03, 2016 Michael Garreffa` rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: after-life
Great Inspiration.. Excellent for those suffering with grief.
Jan 27, 2008 Kim added it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Those curious about heaven
Recommended to Kim by: My mom.
This book rings true. It is about a woman's death experience and journey to heaven where she lived for years. Even if it isn't true, it is well worth the read to expand our minds for what heaven could be. It was written sometime in the 1940's and is extremely hard to find. I think of her images of swimming under water and being able to talk and breathe all the time. It was republished under the title, "Entering Heaven's Gate" but this version was slimmed down from the original and not as good.
May 03, 2013 Carol rated it it was amazing
What an amazing little book! What an unforgettable vision of heaven. This book was first published more than a hundred years ago, and has withstood the test of time. Published initially as "Intra Muros," the book has been republished several times under various titles.

If you have ever lost to death anyone close to you, this book will bring you such a sense of peace and joy in the experience of heaven, that it certainly will help in your grieving.
Jul 07, 2012 Renée rated it it was amazing
I originally purchased this little gem when my BFF's (Diana) mother passed away. I wanted her to find comfort in the printed words. It's been awhile since I've read it but I remember feeling hopeful~joy, for when that day comes, that I see the face of Jesus and the amazing and beautifully unimaginable place he has prepared for me, and all of His children who believe.

May 07, 2012 Carol rated it it was amazing

Rebecca Ruter Springer writes in her book Intra Muros (also called My Dream of Heaven also called Within the Gates) this lady suffers being in a coma but is taken to heaven and then is sent back to earth again to tell of her adventures. I have read this one several times. Very interesting information about Heaven.
This book is a detailed account of a woman's experience in Heaven. The details were very interesting and made me think quite a bit. The only criticism I would give is that the language is very dated and sometimes I struggled to relate. But her descriptions were pretty amazing.
Sep 29, 2010 Chris rated it liked it
This was different.
I think it makes for a consolatory ministry tool for those who have lost loved ones.
Whether we believe her or not, she does give a perspective that brings peace. She writes of a lovely, loving environment such as we all dream will be our eternal home.
May 07, 2009 Samantha rated it it was amazing
I recomend this book to anybody who has lost someone and wants that bit of "relief" that they arn't recieving because of the pain and hurt. I was happy to have this book recomended to me after the loss of my brother. It gave me a "Hope" that I didnt have before..I LOVED IT
Oct 24, 2012 Sherri rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a great quick read.
The author does a great job of describing her experience.
But I didn't really care for the way that it was written. It isn't written in modern day terms, however, it was still a great read and was easy to understand.
Feb 13, 2008 Jen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Although this book has a heavy Catholic influence, and a few interesting elements, in general I loved it. Very interesting, thought provoking view of heaven, and helps you feel as if heaven is a little closer.
Rachel N
Jun 29, 2009 Rachel N rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Rachel N by: Marcy W
A tender, pure-of-spirit, intimate account of one woman's vision of heaven. This little book profoundly impacted me to consider the connection between the "now" and the eternal. A short and worthwhile read.
Jun 23, 2013 Mike rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: views-of-heaven
One of the first "trips to heaven" that I'd ever heard. It was originally titled "Intra Muros" and I believe that it was available from the Billy Graham Ministry.
We read this book after Randy's Mother and Dad died, and what a heart felt eye opening of our faith where and what we are going to see!
Jul 27, 2009 Debbie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A century-old, impressive account of a Methodist woman's encounter with the other side. Written from a believer's viewpoint.
Jan 17, 2010 Karen rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
If you are religious, Christian and have lost a loved one, you may find this book a comfort.
May 11, 2013 Mia rated it it was amazing
Shelves: bests
I loved this book!It inspired me!And now I just want to hear more and more about heaven!
Aug 27, 2013 Sara rated it it was amazing
Shelves: classics
I love this little book and have read it twice now. Comforting and encouraging.
Mar 28, 2013 Olivia rated it it was amazing
Best book I've ever read. It really helped me after my brothers death.
Kacy Gilbert
Aug 07, 2013 Kacy Gilbert rated it really liked it
This was an easy read with beautiful imagery about what Heaven could be like.
Oct 02, 2015 Khristine rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was very helpful to me when my Father was dying.
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